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trail of destruction and flame fanned by strong winds burn at least two dozen homes in detroit while in colorado firefighters can't get control of the wildfire raming in the foothills. the leader of the church that plans to burn the koran on 9-11 refuses to back down in the face of condemn nation. what does president obama think? we will get reaction from the former military commander in iraq. and close call. a trainer at mgm grand in las vegas suffers injuries after being attacked by a lion.
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it could have been worse today september 8th, 2010. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning and welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith i havary. for a time the fires were out and they have rekindled. >> it is called a city in flame after they downed power lines. we will get the latest in a couple of minutes. >> more with joran van der sloot suspected in the disappearance of natalee holloway and a peruvian woman. he talks about life behind bars and the anger he feels and information about booster seats and many are them are not doing enough to protect kids.
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>> on tuesday i have a chance to try my hand as a paper boy. something i did as a kid. meredith will be shuffling off to rhode island to revisit her first job as a tap dance teacher. >> look at the talent on display behind me. >> i look forward to that. >> we will begin with the fires that raged across detroit overnight. we go to wdiv. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it has been a long tight in the troubled city for stressed out detroit fire crews. they have been here for 5 1/2 hours and have been back for rekipdled. look at why. several burned out homes and some of these are abandon and some occupied. residents watching everything they own in the bull's-eye. a city up in smoke.
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firefighters in detroit battling burning homes on tuesday after a series of fires broke out in the city's east side. >> with the wind blowing, it stopped spreading fire after fire after fire. >> reporter: powerful winds knocked tree branches on to power lines sparking several fast-moving fires. the dangerous flame sent residents scrambling and many are abandoned homes in this troubled city, but others are not. hitting the residents still living in the neighborhoods especially hard. >> i really don't have a place to go if the house burns down. i'm going to lose everything. >> reporter: residents feared for the worst as crews responded to 85 fires in a four-hour period, a gruelling task for the city's firefighters. >> the manpower is so sparse. they have to pace themselves at this point in time. >> reporter: they fought the names and smoke, many scrambled to save what they could. >> it is bad. really bad.
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>> you can't hardly see. >> reporter: many could not believe what they were seeing. >> i saw it on fire. it's on fire. >> reporter: power lines are still down. thousands still without power here in the city of detroit. this live line in this back yard is not a threat, but with winds still whipping at 20 miles an hour this morning, there is still a threat here in the city of detroit. matt? >> wdiv, our detroit affiliate, thank you very much. further west, firefighters in boulder, colorado are struggling to gain control of a wildfire in the foothills there. it burned dozens of homes and forced thousands to flee. miguel is in boulder with the latest on that situation. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the four-mile canyon fire is described as volatile and dangerous and claimed at least 92 structures and nine are homes
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that belong to volunteer firefighters. this morning it's still burping out of control. there is no word on when firefighters may have this blaze contained. fuelled by thick brush and bone dry conditions, the blaze swept across 7100 acres since it broke out monday. the governor declared a state of emergency. many of the people have been evacuate and more evacuations could come. 70 subdivisions have been cleared of the fire's path and they are keeping a watchful eye on the blaze. they hope air attacks can help slow it down over several hour. firefighters are hoping for favorable wind conditions. that's the big concern for those on the frontlines. back to you. >> miguel, thank you very much. >> al rocker is tracking the weather in colorado and detroit. >> thanks so much. for colorado, partly sunny and warm and low humidity. we have a 20% chance of
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thundershowers and south evil winds. the same system in detroit that caused the fires is moving east. we will be looking at the chance for very, very dangerous fire conditions. high pressure bringing in the winds and the last three months very dry in the mid-atlantic states. we now have fire weather warnings central new jersey into philadelphia and southeastern pennsylvania and fire weather watches for washington and parts of west virginia back to roanoke. it's like the james taylor song, fire and rain. the remnants of tropical storm her mine with 10 plus inches of rain and more rain falling. it will continue to fall and we have watches and warnings for another five to ten inches of rain in central texas into missouri. matt, we will continue to track this for you. >> thanks.
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we will get the local forecast in a couple of minutes. the uproar over the plans of a church in florida to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 despite condemn nation from the obama administration and general in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and
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pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing
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to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intolerance. >> the sim bolg is hurtful and that does hurt a lot of people including the congregation here. what gives us comfort is to know that the scripture and the message of the scripture is in our hearts and our minds and nobody can take that away. >> reporter: in afghanistan in the background of the chant allah is good and long live islam, the pictures will be as damaging in the muslim world as the snapshots of prisoners being abused at the prison.
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the top commander said were the burnings to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians be put in jeopardy. an associate pastor at the gainesville church believes the general has it backwards. >> we believe american lives are in danger no matter what. our actions do not cause the violence. >> reporter: in an already volatile afghanistan, there is backlash. some of the 500 protesters turned on u.s. troops and started to throw rocks. the gainesville city police say that it is legal in their city to start a small camp fire in your yard, but it's very specific. only twigs or branchs and not books. they have the fire department standing by so if somebody tries to light the koran they can put it out immediately. of course the general's fear overseas, just the image of sparking a koran will have
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created the damage for u.s. soldiers and marines. >> thank you very much. army general raymond is the commander in iraq and the head of the joint forces command. welcome home and nice to see you. i have a lot to talk to you about and i also want to get your opinion on this situation. this small church could do something that has international implications. your colleague, general petraeus said it could endanger troops and the overall effort in afghanistan and precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and can cause problems everywhere in the world where engaged with the islamic community. does that hold true for iraq? >> i have been spending a lot of time in this area and most muslims are moderate. you have extremists and this feeds right into what they want. they feed off of hate and fear.
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they will use it to generate more hate and what that will turn into is more violence against the u.s. >> it's a tiny church, 50 members. if we weren't paying them any attention, this might occur in a vacuum, but with the internet, will the images make their way to the streets. what will the result be? >> again, i think there will be backlash and you start to see some already. i worry it will turn into violence with our troops as well. >> does the reverse hold true? another situation with the plans to build a mosque near the site of the 9-11 attacks. if the plans to build that mosque go forward, do those images then make their way to the streets in the muslim world and is it a good thing for troops engaged in countries? >> it's about moderate versus extremists and the moderates understand.
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the extremists use it to recruit and create hatred. everything they built is built on hatred. >> the negative impact on the one hand and not necessarily a kor lear positive on the other side? >> something like that is more expected in the united states because they hold the united states as something with freedom of religion is respected here. >> let me ask you about the situation on the ground in iraq. there still 50,000 service men and women in the country and violence as of late. two service members wounded there and a firefight over the weekend. do you worry that now that the combat mission has been declared over and combat troops for the most part are out of the country and remaining troops become a target of opportunity for the insurgence? >> i would let everybody know that the troops are more than capable of protecting themselves and they will continue to do that. violence is about 10% of what it
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once was. it's significantly down. this is about iraqis moving forward now with political solutions. we have to get the government to work on that and we hope it will happen soon. once that forms, a lot of that will calm down. extremists want to exploit that no government is bringing attention to them. >> i want to talk about the comments you are making. it doesn't sound like you are overly optimistic. when asked if the united states made iraq's divisions worse. you said i don't know. we have to work our way through and did maybe maybe it cause it to get worse. in the "washington post" when asked if it could fall apart, you said it could. >> yeah. the first comment i would say was in the beginning when we came in with the misunderstanding of iraq and culture and i think we corrected that. >> we haven't left it worse. there was a chance we made it worse for a short period of
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time. >> for a short period of time and corrected it. could it fall apart? i think it would be difficult. they are on a road where i think it's going to be successful, but this is about a strong democratic iraq. if we get a strong democratic iraq, it will make a significant difference in the mideast. we are on that road and we have to travel on that road. we have to stay committed to iraq. from a political economic perspective. if we do, it will be okay. >> the general spent the better part of the last five years in iraq. welcome home. nice to have you here. 15 minutes after the hour and here's meredith. >> matt, thanks. let's turn to president obama's senior adviser, david axelrod. >> good morning. >> when plans for the mosque near ground zero, he said the muslim his a right to build under the constitution.
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does pastor terry jones in florida have a right to burp the koran on 9/11? >> the question is not do they have a right. they may have a right to do it, but is it right. i'm the son of an immigrant who came here because his home was blown up. my family came because this was a country of religious tolerance and you could practice faith freely that. made us the envy of the world. this offends our values and not only that, but threatens our security. general petraeus said yesterday that this is a propaganda bonanza for qaeda in trying to turn people against the united states. it's wrong for many dimensions. >> secretary of state clinton called it unamerican. will the president address this issue publicly?
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>> i'm sure if he is asked, he will, but his views are clear. i just articulated them as well. >> i want to move on to the latest "wall street journal" poll because it has bad news for the president and the democratic party. let me start with the highlights here. his approval rate suggest at 45%. 39% approve of his handling of the economy. 61% believe we are headed in the wrong direction and republican candidates have a nine-point advantage over democrats. with 55 days before the mid-term elections, can the president say or do anything to prevent what seeps to be likely landslide by the republican party? >> meredith, we will see. i am working for a guy on the wrong side of these polls before and we have come out on top. i don't put too much stock in polls 55 days before an election. we have a tough economy out there. we didn't create the mess we are in, but we are the majority
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party and we'll bear the brunt on this. what people need to focus on and what we will focus people on in the next 55 days is the choice. republican parties make clear the chairman of their committee. we want to go back to the same policies in place before this president took office. we lost four million jobs in the six months before this president took office. 800,000 jobs in the last administration and eight months of job growth and not fast enough for our satisfaction. >> not fast enough for the voters apparently. >> but the point is, we will not solve this problem by moving back to the same policies that created this mess. we have to put our children in and the president will talk about additional steps to accelerate the recovery. we have to be persistent with dealing with the biggest economic crisis since the great depression. >> let me read you about the president's proposals. too little to do much good and
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too late to have an impact and to too close to the election to win on capitol hill. it this playing election year politics? >> not if you read dana's column judging the president's proposals. the president is making proposals he thinks will move the economy forward in the short and long-term to grow the economy and the middle class. people in america are not sitting around reading the polls. they are looking at their bills and worried about their children's future and want the president to get this economy moving. not to impact the election in the short-term and not to please dana or other pundits in washington. >> richard daley will not seek reelection and rahm emanuel said he would be interested in the job. were he to leave and decide to run for the office, how bad would it be for the president to lose someone that high up in the
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administration? >> rahm would be an extraordinary candidate for mayor, he is valuable to the president. no one is indispensable and if that's the direction he decides to go, many are ready to fill in the breech. he hasn't made that decision. me and i worked with mayor daley and were stunned by the news knowinging how much the mayor loved the job. he is digesting and will make a decision in due time. >> thank you so much. >> good to be with you. >> let's get a check of the top stories from ann curry. >> this morning bp released the first report on the oil rig explosion that triggered one of the worst environmental disasters in u.s. history. ann thompson has a report from venice, louisiana, ann? >> reporter: this is the report that bp just release and as they said all along, it essentially
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said it wasn't just one event that caused that horrible accident on april 20th, but a sequence of events. while they accept some responsibility, they said it's shared with the other companies also working on the rig, specifically they blame a bad cement job, misinterpretation by bp employees and transocean employees and the blowout preventer owned by transocean, the dead man trigger switch had an improper valve and improperly charged batteries, all of which contributed to the accident on april 20th. >> thanks so much. the fbi is trying to figure out who wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror in a thai airways threat. it landed safely, but no bomb was found. missiles hit targets in pakistan and 10 militants who had been attacks forces were killed.
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a lion attack on a trainer at the mgm grand in las vegas. the trainer is okay, but needed stitches in his leg. dramatic. 7:21 and we will turn back to meredith and >> good morning. we are off to a fairly quiet start. a few sprinkles in a few
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neighborhoods but nothing of consequence. mixture of sunshine and clouds and breezy and warm this afternoon. >> thanks so much. more of joran van der sloot's interview and what he has to say about natalee holloway and the family of the daughter she
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this is from 705 towards high- 70. another problem, possible accident at washington and chesapeake. in towson, we are tracking that. and some closures in effect for the bso concert. if you are heading out anywhere else, brookside is heavy. 14 minutes on the outer loop west side. six-minute ride from southbound 95 towards the 895 split. delays prior to that. west side, a pretty heavy both directions. we will switch over to a live view of traffic. not far from the accident scene. it is on the ramp from westbound 52 northbound 97. expect heavy delays. >> partly cloudy skies in most
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7:30 on this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. a nice crowd kicking up today. we went outside to say hello. inside the studio, i'm meredith i havary and we have safety warnings for parents. >> it's about the booster seats you use in your car for your children. are they keeping your most precious cargo safe? we have the results of a new test coming up and this is something a lot of parents need to pay attention to. >> on a lighter note, after matt's paper route, it's time
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for me to go back to my first job as a tap dance teacher. hard to find there. >> how did you do that as a job. >> i did it for like three years. >> there thousands of kids. >> who need help right now. some of the kids are grown and in that group. >> it happens. they grow up. and a little programming note. tomorrow on "today," al and i will be back in new orleans for a celebration of the city and the europe bowl champion saints are kicking off the season tomorrow led by quarterback drew breeze who has been a hero to that city on and off the field. we will talk to drew and celebrate the city and get ready for football as we kickoff tomorrow on "today" in new orleans. >> that are will be fun. now to jor an van der sloot suspected in the disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway five years ago in o
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rubra. he is a wading trial for a murder of a woman in peru. he sat down with a journalist and we will talk to the journalist in a moment. michelle has more of the wide-ranging interview. >>ed if morning. for three months van der sloot has been locked in this peruvian prison kept in isolation out of worry that inmates would kill him. he said it's not so terrible as it is portray and even the food is not bad. he teaches the guards english and wants to be moved into the general population to have more freedom. he said he is no longer afraid. living behind bars, an accused killer, jor an van der sloot said he is doing okay. >> i'm trying to spend my time reflecting back on everything that has happened. >> he describes days in a secure wing with two other prisoners. the small private cell with a
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hole in the floor for a toilet. each morning he does push ups and takes a shower. when the reporter remarks how laid back he seems, he said he trice. >> i will have enough time to think about the future and what i want to do and all that. that's important also. i need to start thinking more about the future and less about every day. >> what future that is is far from clear. accused of beating and suffocating stephany floor nes his hotel room in may. >> very nice girl. she was like a friend. >> she accused of extortion in connection with the case of natalee holloway. the american high school student last seen alive with him in aruba more than five years ago. he said he took money from her family and lied when he told her where to find the remains. >> they're kept contacting me and asking for it so i said at one point i thought okay, i took
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advantage of the situation. >> on "today," the holloway family attorney said it was the other way around. >> here contacted me directly, sort of pathetic desperate way he was asking for money and demanding money in exchange for information. the whole premises of giving him the money is understanding he was going to lie. >> jor an said he has been wronged. >> people bothering me and lying to me and anything else. i have a lot of anger because that was also. >> now kept away from the sunshine, he does yoga, meditates and reads. he gets letters, mostly from americans and all he claims supportive. what he enjoys now is teaching. guards come to his cell to learn english. he wants to make the most of time. understanding this is only the beginning. >> i guess a lot of the time i
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thought maybe consequences didn't apply to me and now is a good time to see that just like for everything you do, there is a consequence. >> he said he fully expecting to be behind bars for a year or two awaiting trial and whatever happens in peru, he faces extradition in the u.s. for extortion against him. >> thank you very much. john is a crime reporter for the dutch newspaper the telegraph. good morning to you. how did this interview come about? did he contact you or did you contact him? >> i contacted him after he was arrested and i went to aruba and i asked her if she was going to visit jor an and she said i'm never going to visit him there. she was angry to her son and she said i give him phone calls and
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she had a large bag with clothes for him and asked me to put it to peru. she asked me if i go to peru to bring the bags with him. >> you took the bag and gained confidence and got the interview? >> yes. he put me on the security list and i went in june to joran to interview for the telegraph and i cannot come back with cameras to do an interview. >> two things, any money change hands? >> no. >> any preconditions that you couldn't ask him? >> everything i could ask him. only one condition. the director of the prison gave permission when joran said negative things about the castro castro prison. >> cooperate say anything negative about the prison. as you sat down it struck me how relaxed he is. >> i'm a crime reporter for more than 30 years and i spoke to a
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lot of prisoners in foreign countries and they are upset and panicked. it's hard to stay there. he is relaxed and calm and he's adapted to the situation. he's dealing with the guards. it's unbelievable. >> he wants to move into the general population. >> in a special section for foreigner inmates. there also people from the netherlands over there. now he is 23 hours a day in his cell and wants to go to another section to do some sporting. >> he seemed to have a smirk on his face from time to time. what did you make that was? >> it's strange. maybe because he was nervous, but he's shaking his head and i believe one of the parts of the interview he is calm and laughing and when i talked to him about natalee holloway and stephany flores, he had no emotions. that's very strange.
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>> and he did say he had no connection with the natalee holloway case. >> he said it. he did a confession about the black mailing of the family holloway, but he said i have nothing to do with her disappearance. >> you surprised he admitted to extorting money from the family? that he admitted to that? >> yeah. he's angry with the family holloway and that's the reason why he took their money. now at this moment in the interview, he said i didn't have to do this, but he made that confession. it's a big danger for him. maybe in peru he stays in prison for five or six years. when manslaughter -- >> why did he make the confession? >> maybe a slip of the tongue?
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maybe he thinks there is enough evidence in the case that it's better for me to tell what happened? i don't know. >> if you had to summarize his character from that meeting, how would you? >> a man with two faces. kind at one moment and the other moment i think he can be dangerous. >> thank you so much. >> okay. >> appreciate it. we will have a special report joran van der sloot behind bars here on nbc. let's get a check of the weather with al. >> and good morning as we take a look at the afternoon temperatures for the day. a little on the toasty side as we move on into the southeast. temperatures in the 90s there. 100s in the southwest. 60s in new england and showers and 60s in the pacific
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today's consumer booster seats. ap important safety alert from the insurance institute for highway safety. if you drive with small children in your car, you need to watch this. tom costello has the details. good morning to you. >> good morning. this is the third round of booster seat tests for the institute for highway safety. the majority of booster seats could do a better job of keeping kids safe. let me introduce you to a friend of mine, jesse. how are you? >> good. >> the point of a booster seat is to keep kids like jesse lifted up. he is 4 years old and the strap needs to come across his thigh like this, not across his tummy. the strap here needs to come across his chest and sternum. if it's not positioned well, the injuries could be serious. it's a crash test designed for children too big for car seats, but not too big for booster
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seats. at 35 miles per hour, the unrestrained dummies are catapulted into the dashboard and windshield, the injuries potentially life-threatining. nationwide in 2008, 700 children under 12 were killed in car accidents and 38% of them were not properly restrained. for nearly all kids under 8 and many kids older than that, seatbelts are not enough. booster seats are critical to lifting kids up, strapped in n and keeping them safe. >> they are designed for adults and not children. the danger with adults is that if the belt is riding over the abdomen or the tummy of the child, that's a soft part of the body vulnerable to injury. >> the institute for highway safety said most booster seats do not consistently fit well. of 72 tested, the institute lists 21 booster seats as best buys. seven more as good bets.
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36 boosters might work for some kids in some cars, but not all. 8 seats are not recommended, including two models by eddie bauer and three from even flo, two from safety first and 1 from harmony. this lap belt is coming across the tum skpet shoulder strap hits the neck. the child gets tired of that and puts the strap under his or her arm. properly fitting can reduce the risk of injury in a crash by 45%. many parents are surprised at how long children should stay in a booster. >> really that 4 foot 9 is the magic number. >> 4 foot 9? >> you want your child to be 4 foot 9. that's pretty tall. you want your kids coming up to your shoulder. what's most important is not the age, but the fit. most children do not fit proper
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flee a seatbelt into a booster seat. >> 4 foot 9, 80 pounds women talked to the company that makes the eddie bauer and safety first models and they say they meet or exceed the government standards, but continue to evolve their products to see that standards improve and the professional and performance guidelines and technologies and designs improve as well. the bottom line is if you have a booster seat, make sure it fits well. high five. have a good day at school. okay. back to you. >> nice job and by the way, we will make sure parents get the information and we will put the information on the seats that tested favorably and unfavorably on our website at "today" where bed bugs have landed now. after this. look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate.
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bed bugs and it's not just in big cities either. in topeka, kansas, good morning to you. >> reporter: the folks here learn they have something in common with their big city cousins. in topeka, kansas, ed is a bed bug's worst nightmare. >> how often do do you this? >> every day. >> in 15 years in the pest control business, he never saw anything like it. >> how busy are you now? >> do 10 to 40 different jobs a month. it's taken off. >> these services cover five states. in just six months, calls about infestations have gone from three a week to as many as 10 a day. >> we have a guest that reported possible bed bugs. >> i have a case of bed bugs. >> we expected it and knew it would come. when you have a society that travels as much as ours travels,
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it's only a matter of time. >> a nationwide exterminator said ohio is the most infested state in the country and the 15 most infested states are new york, chicago, and los angeles, but medium sides mid-western cities like cincinnati, indianapolis and louisville and others from boston to denver. >> we are in the heart of america. there bed bugs here just like the big cities. >> many of the chemical pesticides have been banned. here a demonstration of what experts say is one sure way to kill bed bugs. several hours of more than 120 degree heat. >> it is hot in here. what's the temperature about? >> the air is about 128. if you look at bed bugs on the table, they have been here about 90 minutes and you have roasted bed bugs. >> an effective pesticide could be 10 years away. until then? >> we will have to develop this
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consciousness that anywhere we go, whatever we do, bed bugs might be there. >> the battle against bed bugs has taken to the skies and they are treating commercial airliners. >> john, thank you, i think. >> coming up, meredith goes back to her first job as a tap instructor after your local news. because we're big on sha. our pens... our snacks... everything... and one of the best ways to protect yourself and your coworkers is with a flu shot from walgreens. with the most pharmacists certified to immunize and walk-ins welcome every day, we're making it easier for everyone to get their flu shot. get yours at walgreens and take care clinics today. walgreens. there's a way to stay well. ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> we are looking at several incidents and heavy delays around the area. southbound j.f.x. at northern parkway, blocking the right lane. delays extend back to the beltway. at rutherford, we have an accident location and there. delays in place and two closures
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for the bso concert sunday at noon. on the ramp to northbound 97, we have an accident in the left lane, causing back up there. 20 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. a 14-minute ride on the inner loop from 795 towards the 83's. watch for this delays to spend -- extent on the inner loop and outer loop. let's show you what is going on at liberty. all of that volume. if you are going to travel on westbound 50, but down 97 is where he will find an accident with heavy delays leading up to it. >> so far so good as far as the weather goes. a few sprinkles on a couple of neighborhoods, light rain in cecil county. temperatures in the low 70's. 72 and cockeysville. it will be another warm day to
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day. slight chance for a shower this morning. breezy this afternoon, high temperatures in the upper 80s. the next couple days, temperatures will drop into the 70's. >> we are back at 8:25 with another live update.
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we are back at 8:00 on a wednesday morning on the 8th day of september, 2010. starting to drizzle a little bit here in the northeast in new york city, but we still have nice people gathered on the plaza. we thank them for sticking around and something tells me the rain could get heavier before it ends. >> it's going to get windy here. >> thanks to the nice folks out on the plaza. i'm matt lauer with meredith i havary and al roker. coming up in a couple of minutes, meredith revisits her first job. >> i was a tap dancing
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instructor. believe it or not, i got right back in the swing of things with old friends, including women who were here when i taught the dancing. >> some of your former students? >> yes. former students. you should know this when you returned to your paper boy route. you didn't tell the whole story. jay leno had a scoop on the tonight show. take a look. >> matt lauer revisits his first job as a paper boy am he went back and retraced his old paper route with the girl who is now doing it. he is rusty. take a look. >> i pedalled my way bringing the ns to america, one paper at a time. my corner of the world was the rental complex on field stone drive. i delivered along a string of garden apartments in my old working class neighborhood.
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>> her lawyer called this morning. you are in big trouble. >> she was in the way. >> that's what happens. >> we walked down the aisle here on "today" while you the viewers have done a fantastic job helping to pick the prize. today you get to see the choices for the dress she will wear on the biggest date in her life. be ready to choose wisely. i want to see that again. >> i'm sure we will. let's go inside to ann curry with a look at the news headlines. >> thanks so much. good morning once again. a firestorm, the kind you usually see out west destroyed two dozen homes in detroit. 85 homes in all in several neighborhoods. no injuries have been reported. officials say the fires may have been sparked by a dead tree
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limit that fell over power lines and more than 100,000 customers lost power. a wildfire is raging out of control near boulder, colorado meantime. about half of the homes have been destroyed and 3500 people have been evacuated. authorities are investigating report that is the fire may have been started by the car that may have been driven into a propane tank. bp said multiple companies contributed to the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. bp blames itself and partners for one of the worst environmental disasters in u.s. history. they now said they are examining how to make future projects safer. here brian williams with what's coming up on nightly news. >> good morning and thanks. coming up tonight, he's an nfl star making a difference in his african homeland, his passion to bring needed medical and dental
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care and school supplies and a lot of hope. we will have his story on nightly news. back to you. >> thanks so much. let's go back outside to matt, meredith and al. >> thank you very much. >> it's drizzling a little bit. >> it doesn't stop like this. it takes time. >> do i that. i have the utility. your honeymoon and your birthday. what's your name? >>ative any and benjamin. >> happy birthday and happy wedding. nice folks from kansas. >> correct. >> you are not in kansas anymore. what's your name? >> jerome and susan. >> yankees fans? >> born and bred in long island. yes. >> let's check the weather and see what's happening. blue field, west virginia. they have partly cloudy skies and should be nice. we have remnants of hermine causing big flooding in texas into oklahoma. wet weather in the pacific
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northwest with a system moving in. showers and 65 in seattle today we have plenty of sunshine along the southeastern atlantic coast. fire danger with >> there is just a slight chance you'll run into a brief rainshowers this morning. things should clear out the second and it will be breezy and that's your latest weather, matt? >> thanks very much. want to see meredith tap dance? meredith goes back to her very first job as a tap teacher after these messages. ♪
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back now at 8:10 with today's first jobs. i took you back to my paper route. >> my first job was teaching tap dancing in east providence, rhode island. mrs. d passed away last year, but her memory is very much alive as i recently found out. >> the first thing you know, it was like that. i loved the sound of that. i like making noise. i think that's what it was. maybe because i'm a tom boy.
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it was fun. my mom gave us the option. dance or an instrument. i remember her taking me to this place, a dance studio. i could hear mrs. g telling the kids, step, tap, step, tap. i thought this was really cool. mrs. g was really the dancer. i learned early on that she had been a rockette. i ended up teaching tap to little kids. mrs. g said i was ready and taught them and put together a recital and it was great. put on a happy face was one of my favorites. you always look for the junior teacher to attach yourself to. she was easy to do that with. >> when meredith first started, she was 7. she was a very good dancer. she knew her music.
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i wouldn't ask her to sing, but she was a good dancer. >> my mom used to teach her and her brother jeff ballroom dancing. >> my brother started and he was actually a really good tap dancer. i'm not sure how much he liked it. >> i blotted out most of those memories. every year they would pair meredith and me up. like fred and ginger doing a scene dance. i led and she followed. she followed very well. >> you always made sure you got out front. >> i remember doing sleeping beauty and he was prince charming. we have a framed picture of that. my mother had it in the house. especially for jazz.
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>> i choose to forget that if possible. >> meredith was a shy girl. very quiet. never spoke out of turn. then she grew up. absolutely. i have no doubt in my mind. >> dancing with the stars? >> no. >> i would never consider doing "dancing with the stars." performance was never my thing. meredith being a bit whacky and a ham, she took to that. ♪ take me out toft ball game >> they make fun of my interview and i sense jealously. ♪ because it's one, two, three -- ♪ >> in that seat, it's gutsy. i did step dancing with the irish step. once again, showing my skills as
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a dancer. >> i have seen her dance at home. she should stick to her day job. >> when i came to the "today" show, my one big fantasy had always been dancing with the rockettes. that was the coolest thing. i'm not a particularly good dancer, except for tap. the studio with mrs. g and for that period of time that, hour, you did fantasize about being a dancer. today i'm back at the building where i first took dance east of where i grew up in east providence, rhode island: hi! >> not only was her daughter phyllis a phenomenal dancer. she was the sister i never had. i was a jr. bride's maid at her wedding. i connected with the women who had danced at the studio and we
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dugout the tap shoes for the mini reunion. >> hi, everybody. you may have been my inspiration. >> did you become a teacher? >> no. >> did we dance together? >> yes. >> you were the most beautiful. i can't believe it! >> within minutes we were back at mrs. g's. then it was my turn to teach the class. >> to the side. oh, yeah. that's right! now the shuffle.
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now the slam. >> it was a big part of my life. it really was. my is thes were spent in the studio. i met a lot of kids here. i got a lot of confidence here. i learned a new skill. i learned to dream in a way. big dreams. i learned to -- yeah. to dream about possibilities. there so many dance studios in the country, but the person that heads it up. mrs. g. was special. that's the one thing that
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connects us in the dance studio. it frees you. >> kurtzy and you are all excused. >> take another bow! very nice! >> maybe you saw the end or that was her that was so inspirational. phyllis is her daughter. i have to thank them for putting them this together. >> the pictures were fantastic. >> do you want a little -- >> what are we doing some. >> you haven't got tap shoes on. >> i think we got something here. >> back, forward. back, back, forward. keep walking. now back. >> i can't wait to see what leno does with this.
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he will get knocked over. >> move your hands if you can. make a circle. shuffle like a buffalo. >> i'm shoving out of here. >> that's it. big finale. >> ladies and gentlemen, meredith vieira. >> we'll be right back after this. >> after this. >> big finish! radiating pain everywhere... and i wondered what it was. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and less pain means i can do more with the ones i love. [ female announcer ] lyrica is not for everyone.
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jill's only battle to save their marriage. good to have you back. this is very personal book. you hold almost nothing back between hunter's fight for his live and your battle with depression and your marital issues. any second thoughts about sharing things in such a condit fashion? >> there wasn't so much second thoughts, but we both sat down with the marriage counsellor and had to determine that we were going to be vulnerable. the things we shared we had never talked about before. when jim and i sat down to talk about those things, it took a lot of prayer. >> i'm looking at the two of you holding hands and this question is for you. she honest about you in this book. some of it is not that flattering. for the fan who is knew from you days on the field and as a hall of famer and this image that you had created, this gets shaken a little bit in this book.
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>> no doubt. more for me was i knew as when you have a special boy, hunter was born on my birthday, valentine's day and all the things we went through caring for him and how our life changed in our home. i was away and jill was home with hunter. there came a point where i said it's time to be the father and husband i should have been many years before. to be honest, i think i was a great father, but not such a great husband. it took a knock upside my head that if i wanted to see my son again, the only ways to straighten my act up and have my daughters look me in the eye. >> one of the things that came across, hunter died at the age of 8 and never spoke a word in his life. he managed to teach both of you a lot. i wonder if you can explain that. people may not understand how that can happen. >> it was an incredible thing. i feel the grace of god moving into our home through hunter's
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life and showing us the value of life because we now appreciate one single breath and a smile. hunter never smiled either. all the things we take for granted we appreciate that much more. he taught us to put our whole life in the hans of god. everything was out of control. no cure, no treatment for his disease. he was a beautiful boy. he taught us everything. >> i want to ask you, you have two other children, daughters 15 and 11? >> yes. >> how did you manage in hunter's challenging days not allow that to steal their childhood away? >> they loved their brother. they looked at him as though it was hunter and even though he was disable and dying -- >> even though so much of your attention needed to be on hunter? >> they helped. they did the fun things. it was hard. >> you tried not to change up
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too much. even for hunter, i tried to involve the girls and things we were doing. whether therapy for hunter or myself being able to watch a football game with my son and trying to get the daughters involved too. >> it's a very honest book and parents would benefit by reading this. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am at mindy basara. let's get a final check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> heavy delays on westbound 50 due to accident. we will touch on that in a moment northern parkway, right lane still closed. speaking of the beltway, at heavy delays on the northeast corner. 10 miles per hour on average.
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southbound 795 coming out of owings mills. reisterstown, glen falls road, near accident coming in. further south, the accident i just mentioned, westbound 50 approaching the ramp to a 97, traffic at a crawl. 30 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 19-minute ride on the outer loop west side. here is a quick live look. here is 50 on route boulevard. all of this prior to northbound 97. live view traffic not far from the accident scene. the delays continue there. tony, over to you. >> so far so good. coupled sprinkles and a few neighborhoods, but nothing that is going to affect the drive time. the front will probably not produce as much grit 75 at the
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airport, 73 in rising sun. after a slight chance for showers this morning, breezy and warned this afternoon. high temperatures all the way back into the upper 80s. upper seventies on tuesday and friday. >> thank you for joining us. we will have another update at
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8:30 on this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. cloudy skies in manhattan, but nothing but sunny smiles as far as the eye can see. we have more wedding planning to do. melissa and jer emy and their wedding date is fast
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approaching. in a moment we will reveal the pick for their reception location where they will exchange vows. >> cool news. melissa is here with her mom. you know what else is happening? jeremy is on his way back from afghanistan today. he will be with us for the first time out on the plaza next week. great news. >> wonderful. coming up this morning, we talked about earlier this morning, the lion attack. we will talk to the guy who shot this videotape and it's amazing that he held the camera pretty steady. that is a frightening moment. the trainer, by the way, just needing stitches, but a dramatic moment. >> okay. also a programming note. this young fellow on the end and i will be heading into a plane in a little while off to new orleans. we will bring you the show from there tomorrow. at least half of the show in the
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city that is ready for football after the saints won the super bowl earlier this year. thanks in part to that guy right there. drew breeze. we will spend time down in the big easy tomorrow morning right here on "today." >> very excited. >> yeah. >> and they are playing the vikings? >> bret favre into town. >> that's right. i'm retiring. >> it's going to be hot. at the dome stadium. i want to go over and say hello to donna richardson who is the ceo with the 20th annual race for the cure. the komen race for the cure. >> that's right. this sunday september 12th is the 20th annual race for the cure in new york city. >> people want more information?
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>> go to >> there is just a slight chance you'll run into a brief rainshowers this morning. things should clear out the second and it will be breezy and thank you so much.
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james mccubry learned to use a computer at 95. i don't even know my password. bet fre birmingham, alabama is 100 and teaches a class about writing memoirs. of course wonderful friends and family. john from michigan is 102. he was founder of the gurnzy farm dairy. my father was a milk man down the line. milk cows. sam from wal town, new jersey came from italy in the 20s. a retired dress maker and only the best in the business.
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we have ed from silver spring, maryland. a mile down the road and a redskins fan. rose from holster, california. attributes longevity to having ladies' night at the local bar. good for her. hi, big boy. check my jer toll. ethyl from el paso is nicknamed the queen of her community and loves paintings and also going to dances. that's it. back to new york. >> up next, our bride, melissa just to my left fines out what she decided in terms of the location for her big wedding reception. first, this is toetsds "today" on nbc.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy.
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that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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>> this morning on the modern love, melissa and jeremy's ceremony will be held on cent 30th on the plaza, but where will they be celebrate something jeremy will be with us next week and is flying home as we speak from afghanistan. we have wedding planner extrordinaire live at the venue that you chose for them to remind you of the options. central park zoo and goth am hall. more than 90,000 votes. where are you? >> i'm at the hudson terrace. >> beautiful! >> i think it's amazing. i think it will be incredible. >> remind us of some of your ideas. >> what i love about this idea is you have this great open space with magnificent views of the hudson, almost like being on
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a cruise line. it's young and it's fresh and the idea with the meal service, they will go downstairs and cut the cake, celebrate and dance until the sun comes up the following day. >> should it rain like today, there is a back up there. the roof comes together. >> the great thing is the roof comes off. they can be outdoors or indoors. you are pretty well covered. they have cake down there and dancing. one of the themes we like to do is have two chapters. one chapter for the dining and another for the dancing. >> i think it's beautiful. i would have been happy with any of them, but it's wonderful. more than i could ever imagine. >> very hip and modern. >> the wedding dress. to get you in the mood to look at dresses and kathy lee and i
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shared the stories behind our dresses. >> my wedding dress was simple. a beautiful align and very audrey hepburn. not much detail except for a simple waist band of pearls and diamonds. >> a ballerina's tutu is short. knee-length. >> my wedding dress was princessy. puffy sleeves and a v-neck. a cotton pretty dress. >> it's hard to remember. it was a second marriage. i settled for a very short little number. >> i weighed 104 pounds at the time. i couldn't get my left thigh in the whole thing if i tried. memories of highway great i used to be ♪ >> i never have been a girlie girl. the first dress i tried is the one i got. suddenly i realized this is a
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big deal. in the end i threw the tom boy out and said i'm a woman this day and i am going to look good. i remember thinking this is the one. i look back at it now and i say are you sure? when you look down at the end of the aisle and see your husband there and it's his glimpse of you in the dress, he was over-wellmed by the emotion as well. he liked what he saw. i felt festive and sex, but in control. i felt pretty and that the day was everything i had dreamed since i was a little girl. >> in the moment my father saw me, he had a big grin. it was a very emotional wedding. my father had had a health scare two months before and the fact that he could walk me down the aisle to this day makes me cry. >> the biggest memory was after the wedding was over, rich and i
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never ate and we decided to go the favorite chinese restaurant down the streets of manhattan and they are going congratulations and they can tell wedding couple. that was the moment for me. >> i think there is something about the dress. we imagine ourselves when we are young what we want to look like when we walk down the aisle. more than anything, we want to feel special. >> i'm getting teary. >> thank you so much. you guys looked great! >> thank you. you are going to look gorgeous. you brought your mom along. >> i did. >> four dresses you have in mind and you at home will get to vote on nbc.
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more of our special series, modern love. we have the rings and where the reception will be. we have to pick out the all important gown. the wedding dress. she brought a long her mom, mary to see the options. from the and the style checklist, good morning to everybody. i have to remind everybody that the groom to be is flying home as we speak. you must be so happy. >> i'm so excited. it's that time. >> from the time you were a little girl, did you fantasize about the dress you would wear to your wedding? >> i don't know if i was that kind of girl that fantasized about that, but right now i'm in the moment. >> you brought your mother, mary. this is her gown from her
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wedding. what does it mean to you to witness your daughter going through the process? >> it's been really, really exciting. we are just so happy for both of them and excited they are getting married and this has been a wonderful experience for a small mid-western family. >> we are here to share with you and we got a sneak peek at the gowns. i have to say that jeremy chose to wear this dress, but the tux he will wear for the reception. it's important and a version of it all the grooms men will wear. let's get started. the first category is modern romance. very fitting. come on out. we were inspired by the modern feel of this. this is by a fantastic designer who it's a beautiful draped silk.
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what is fantastic about this dress, i don't know if the viewers can see, but show us the bag. it's a little bit of a tank. it's a blurb tone that is hot on the runway. it's beautifully flattering here. >> when you look at this gentlemen here, his name is chet. he is wearing a tommy hilfiger 25th anniversary collection from head to toe. it's a two-button jacket. we did a navy blue tie with a modern twist with a european edge. the bravest of men can do it. >> thank you very much. next up, we will move on to a retro glam look. this is alexis and hugo. >> we are so excited about this dress. it's a fun piece. >> 20s inspired. it's slim and beautiful beading. this is by lazaro and has these
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chiffon ruffles. this is a hot trend. easy to dance in. >> three pieces is a way to go if you want to be totally retro. you want to leave it sharp. i love the cuff links and the contrast. >> thank you, guys. we are going to bring in the third choice. classic elegance modelled by dante. >> here you see we went with a very classic look and lace. the champagne lace is really beautiful. and the thing about this is the satin bow it gives it a modern look. it goes around and it's sexy in the back. >> very pretty. it's great. >> why not have the groom wear
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something pale to have it be really dreamy. we did a great silk tie. talk about a two-button jacket that shines, this is the one. >> thank you, guys. a more sophisticated drama look. >> this is dramatic. >> this is a couture look and red carpet with all the celebrities. it's a beautiful silk and rosettes. dramatic, but modern in a tradition 58 gown. >> i'm looking at the groom here. >> this is a single button and ready to g. >> everybody looks fantastic. can you bring everybody out to look at them all. thank you so much. what do you think of the gowns? >> they are beautiful.
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any of them would be perfect. gorgeous. >> it's up to the audience at home. thank you again. you did a great job. every piece is beautiful. go to our website, to voed for which you want to see them wear on their big day. go to show. follow our progress. we will be chebing the page and text in your votes. one for modern romance. two for retro glm and four for sophisticated drama. did you get all that. that's a lot to get. we will reveal the winning dress next wednesday. please vote. meanwhile this is "today" on nbc. we'll be right back.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends
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reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. >>ar this morning we are checking in with the winner of the pepsi refresh grant to see how they are spending their money. you helped us choose a nonprofit to receive a grant from the pepsi project. all were impressive and the
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runners up got $50,000 and they are all going strong. >> the winner of the $100,000 pepsi refresh is the bay area food bank! >> the bay area food bank distributed over 200,000 pounds of food to families to the mobile pantry program. many of them affected by the gulf oil spill. >> the recession was bad enough. this added another 10 or 15% to the need that was already here. because of the pepsi grant, we have been able to increase the number of pantry operations. >> the grant money will go to after school and child nutrition programs. >> getting them to stay and have a snack and get tutoring keeps them from being in the neighborhood and maybe having a problem. >> the bay area food bank was not the only winner. project surf cam, gateway greening and urban artworks received a $50,000 grant from
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the pepsi refresh project. >> thank you. >> this is definitely one of the things we will check into purchasing. >> pror ject surf camp wants to reach children with special needs. >> it will provide us the opportunity to take the organization on the road and even affect more lives and get more children involved in the ocean and surfing. >> gateway greening in st. louis hopes to power their urban farm and job training program year around by building a hoop house. >> we know the demand for healthy fresh food doesn't disappear. it allows you to extend your growing season to year around so even in the coldest months, you can be growing fresh, healthy food. without the money from pepsi refresh, it would have taken us four or five years to get to the
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point we will be at next spring. >> michael martinez. >> urban artworks was able to graduate a class the students. >> we will serve about 40 youths which is big for us in the cool year. we were able to end not in debt and actually pay for the projects in full. that's a huge relief for a small organization like us. >> a great organization. the money is useful and feels god see that. >> meanwhile, i think i pulled a hammy. tomorrow, we have your job? >> my job is tomorrow. >> what was your first job? >> like a lot of young girls, it was baby-sitting. i actually -- i have two kids of my own so i came into it. >> you are friday?
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>> yep. >> natalie is tomorrow also. >> oh, good. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. two 14-year-olds and a 16-year- old are charged as adults in the stabbing of a man. keith counsell was walking around marlyn avenue when the teen years approached him asking for change for a $5 bill. he was stabbed in the back after he said no. back in a minute with a check on
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>> now let's look at the
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forecast with tony pann. >> we are off to a fairly quiet start. a few light showers and sprinkles in the neighborhood. there is a chance you will see something come by this month, but this afternoon will be breezy and warm. high temperatures in the upper 80s. sunset at 7:26. if you are an autumn weather fan, it will be a nice couple of days. a person is and it burst and fight with overnight lows and -- upper 70's on thursday and friday with upper night -- overnight lows in the 50's. >> we will have another weather >> we will have another weather update
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